Elon Musk has warned in the past about threats posed by artificial intelligence, but now founder of Space X and Tesla, has returned to talk about artificial intelligence driven by recent statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humanity, comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Who becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world, “Putin said.

At this, Elon Musk used his official Twitter account to respond to the Russian president:

“China, Russia, soon all countries with a strong computer science. A competition for the superiority of Artificial Intelligence at the national level will be the most likely cause of a Third World War. ”

To which a user named @JakeBlueatSM tweeted Musk saying “an automated Third World War. That is a concern… ” to which Musk replied: ” It can be initiated without the intervention of the leaders of the countries, but one of its AIs, if it decides that a pre-emptive strike is more likely for the road to victory. “

For now, all countries are focusing on artificial intelligence, something very good for the world, but it can also be very harmful, to the point that in the near future, it might be more important to see which country dominates the AI instead of seeing who has the biggest nuclear arsenal.

On the other hand, one rogue AI will bust out of its confinements eventually and look at the entire world in an instant and think ‘yeah, you puny humans need to be wiped away’.

Via: Tweaktown